Any Truckers Out There?


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NeverAgain26
October 9, 2003, 02:05 AM
When I was younger, I had an uncle who used to drive cross-country. One night back then when we were driving upstate, I saw a trucker wanting to pull into his lane. He dimmed his headlights totally and when the trucker was in the right lane, the trucker blinked his tail lights twice.

I inquired as to the meaning of this and my uncle told me it was a road courtesy to let the trucker know he was slowing to allow him into the lane and when the truck's tail was clear of my uncle's front end.

Since then I have done this and I want to be courteous to people who's lives are tied to the roads. But I am not clear on proper procedure.

When a truck wants to come into my lane, I usually slow up and dim my lights. What does that mean? I know s/he knows I am letting him in. But where does the part about signalling when their rear end is clear of your front end come in? What about if s/he is not clear or there is some other reason s/he should not make the lane change yet? Do you flash your brights?

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who can guide me in this as I have a lot of respect for these people who's home is on the raodways.

By the way, I am the least PC person I ever met. The s/he I used is because I do recognize that there are lady truckers on the road, too.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.

NA26

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Tamara
October 9, 2003, 02:06 AM
Unfortunately, this is OT.

Hopefully someone will answer you via PM.

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